Oh what short memories some of you have. Prior to January of this year, there was nothing available for the average Joe. All movie copies took many hours of work, using CCE etc., it was a job that you set up on your way to bed and hoped by morning everything had worked ok. Many folk found it too confusing and gave up.
Then ... everything changed ....Dvd2one was launched .....
Dvd20ne were the pioneers in a new breed of super fast compression software. Many of the veterans argued it wont/cant work and how can anything do the job in 15-20 mins.
We all know the quality benefits of CCE, but let's face it, not many folks want to get in that deep, they are looking for a quick, simple solution.
As a compression tool, Dvd2one is rock solid stable, does the job well and is very fast.
IMO it serves the purpose it was designed for. Sure there aren't all the bells & whistles many would like, but IT WORKS ! and it works well.
Lazy ? .... not sure I would agree that the authors are lazy, maybe they achieved what they set out to. Their updates are few, but they have kept the program simple and that's why it has been so popular. DVDShrink has gone from strength to strength, (I'm sure Erwin won't ban me for saying that) and I use it as well as Dvd2one, but it can be rather complicated for newbies, especially the new version 3.
I reckon a lot of Dvd2one users were glad of it's simplicity, at the beginning, but have now outgrown the original package. But you cant complain or blame Erwin for your growth. It did what it said on the tin and still does..... so where's the problem ?.
Maybe a version 2 is in the pipeline and you will all eat your words, but even if not, I am still happy and feel I got my full moneysworth.